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New Hampshire Had 4th Lowest Unemployment Rate in U.S. in October 2019

According to New Hampshire Employment Security, New Hampshire's 2.6% preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October 2019 was ranked fourth lowest in the nation, tied with Colorado, Iowa, South Carolina and Virginia, based on data released this morning by BLS.

Lowest were:

Vermont --- 2.2%

North Dakota --- 2.5%

Utah --- 2.5%

New England states -- seasonally adjusted:

Vermont --- 2.2% -- lowest

New Hampshire --- 2.6% -- 4th lowest (tie)

Maine --- 2.8% -- 10th lowest (tie)

Massachusetts --- 2.9% -- 12th lowest (tie)

Connecticut --- 3.6% -- 29th lowest (tie)

Rhode Island --- 3.6% -- 29th lowest (tie)

Highest rates:

Alaska --- 6.2%

Mississippi --- 5.5%

District of Columbia --- 5.4%

https://www.bls.gov/web/laus/laumstrk.htm

For further information, please contact:

Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau

(603) 228-4124